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Re: Passages

#7651 Post by GaryC » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:29 am

Annalise Braakensiek, Australian model and actress, aged 46, a suicide. Her best known film role was in Fat Pizza (2003), and she played the same role in the subsequent TV series.

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#7652 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:34 pm

Vocalist Clydie King, often heard (though not always known) for her backup vocals on numerous classic recordings for Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Sweet Home Alabama"), the Rolling Stones (Exile on Main Street), Steely Dan, Elton John, Bob Dylan's "born again" recordings, and many more.

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#7653 Post by djproject » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:44 pm

Alan Pearlman, founder of and principal engineer at ARP Instruments (2500, 2600, Odyssey)

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#7654 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:56 pm

Music critic Bill Wyman wrote:Ruth Brown was the catalyst for an important change in the way the industry did business in the mid-1980s — which is a polite way
to say that she helped expose the criminal activities of Ahmet Ertegun and many other labels during that time. This was at the dawn of the CD
age, where classic reissues were just beginning to send money pouring into the labels’ bottom lines. While under law, the artists were
entitled both to royalties and to royalty statements, most of course hadn’t gotten any of either for decades. (Labels either claimed they
were still recouping production costs or were just keeping the money.) Brown one day looked askance at an album a fan asked her to
sign, noting that she hadn’t gotten royalties from it. The fan turned out to be a canny lawyer. The pair went on a PR offensive, which in
turn started a movement that resulted in most of the major labels wiping their books clean on many seminal rock and R&B musicians
and starting paying royalties again.
That canny lawyer was Howell Begle, who co-founded the Rhythm & Blues Foundation to make sure these artists didn't live out their twilight years penniless and without health care. He passed away last week.

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#7656 Post by Lemmy Caution » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:37 pm

While best known as a backup singer, Clydie King recorded a fair amount as a lead singer as well, if you want to hear what she sounded like. From late 50's/early 60's girl group-style singles to 70's soul. Also as a member of the Blackberries. You can peruse her discography here.

Clydie King is also on film, as one of Barbra Streisand's backup singers in A Star Is Born, along with Venetta Fields.
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#7657 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:52 pm

Buttery Jeb wrote:
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Verna Bloom
Sad to hear this. She was superb in Fonda's The Hired Hand, particularly her touching scene with Warren Oates. Some lazy-arsed journalism in that Variety article though! The Hired Hand was 1971, not 1981! The Last Temptation of Christ was 1988, not 1998!

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#7659 Post by Feego » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:21 pm

Mungau Dain, star of the 2015 Oscar-nominated film Tanna, at age 24.

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#7661 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:55 am

Talk about someone I had no idea was still alive

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#7664 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:22 pm

I had no idea he was married to Julie Kirgo.

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#7665 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:48 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:22 pm
I had no idea he was married to Julie Kirgo.
I wasn't aware either, but it is clear from their Facebook pages if you look close enough. Mr. Redman posted that he was in a Santa Monica hospital over Christmas and was active on Facebook until just a week ago. Hopefully he didn't suffer long.

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#7666 Post by Perkins Cobb » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:22 pm

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Twilight Time's Nick Redman
Well now I feel bad for spending the last decade crapping on this guy. Kinda.

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#7667 Post by Monterey Jack » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:29 pm

If it were not for Redman's tireless efforts in preserving film and film music, my Blu-Ray and movie soundtrack collections would be full of irreplaceable holes. And he was a witty, erudite speaker on countless commentary tracks. He will be missed.

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#7668 Post by jbeall » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:16 pm

Tony Mendez, a real-life spy portrayed by Ben Affleck in Argo.

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#7669 Post by Godot » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:03 pm

KJones77 wrote:
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https://variety.com/2019/film/obituarie ... 203111967/

RIP Nick Redman
Good grief, that's very sad, to die relatively young (these days) and while still being productive. I hope he took some solace in knowing how much entertainment and educational value he provided to people. Starting a distribution label, offering all those commentary tracks, ... that's a nice legacy to leave.

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#7670 Post by MichaelB » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:12 am

Producer Andrew G. Vajna, whose Hollywood success with such films as the Rambo franchise, Angel Heart and Total Recall culminated with him returning to his native Hungary where he became pretty much the single most powerful industry figure for the past decade and a half or so.

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#7674 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:13 pm

Jonas Mekas discussion moved here

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